Holly: Back Pain
I was taken by surprise this morning when, as I was making french toast for Brett, my back went out! Ok, well it didn’t go out while I was cooking exactly. I was making breakfast and Brett wanted to be picked up. I reached down to pick her up (of course). As I did, I felt my back start to give. Then, at the worse time possible, I had to sneeze- TWICE! That was it, my back was done for. I could barely stand. I text my mom and hoped she would see it when she woke up. Oh, did I mention that Brett woke up at 6:15am today instead of her typical 7am wake-up?
My mom immediately called me and rushed over to help. I really was down for the count the entire day. It hurt to lay on my stomach and to stand and to walk. Sitting didn’t (still doesn’t) bother it.
I put an ice pack on my back. Then a heating pad. I sat on the couch forever. Then I went in the hot tub for about 15 minutes. Then, my mom rubbed in some Icy Hot to my back.
I literally have walked around hunched over ALL day. Tonight it seems to be loosening up a bit. I also realized that my upper back was starting to get sore from walking hunched over (the way that hurts my lower back the least).
I feel SO lucky that my mom is right down the street. She was a lifesaver today. I don’t know how I would’ve cared for Brett without her help. A 15-month-old doesn’t understand why you can’t hold her when she wants to be held.
I sure hope I have a miraculous recovery overnight! Plus, I want to be better by Thursday because Brett has her hernia surgery Thursday morning and I want to hold her as much as she wants to be held that day.
Please feel free to leave comments on how to help my back heal more quickly!